I've been gluten free for exactly a week now. So far, it hasn't been too difficult. I've been eating pretty ordinary things, like meals with rice or potatoes for sides instead of bread. For breakfast I've either had cheese grits (yummy, especially on cold mornings), kefir yogurt smoothies (not my favorite, but I drink them for the probiotics and calcium), or gluten free cold cereals with milk. Lunch is usually dinner leftovers from the night before or fruit, cheeses, and nuts. Last night I tried out some gluten free pasta (made from rice, corn, and quinoa flour) along with some ground beef and tomato sauce. I was slightly weirded out by the thought of noodles made with alternative flour, and so even though they tasted ok, and were pretty tasteless after being smothered in sauce, I didn't really like that meal and probably won't repeat it. I'm not a huge pasta fan to begin with, though.
So aside from being kind of bored, it hasn't been too bad. I was disappointed by a sudden flare of itchiness on my right ankle and foot this afternoon, though. It's only been a week, so I shouldn't expect anything yet, but I so hope to have found an answer to my skin condition!
I had my first and only temptation with gluten this afternoon. There was a mistaken pizza delivery of 6 large pizzas to the school where I work right before I left. None of the after school activity leaders had ordered them, and we didn't know which Pizza Hut they had come from (our town has several) so we couldn't call and tell them of the mistake. Before the last of us left for the day the principal was trying to get us to each take a couple of pizzas home so they wouldn't go to waste. And boy, did they smell good! My stomach was growling, but I stayed strong and refused. Sigh.....The worst part is that all there is for dinner tonight is the leftover weirdo pasta from last night! Lucky me!